I have a query and hope someone can answer them.
For a while, I have been thinking of putting together a view camera system for my Credo 40 back. The idea is to buy bits and pieces whenever I find them at decent prices to slowly build the system.
Now I don't have much experience with large format, but I am guesstimating that a 4x5/ 6x9 view camera would serve as the base. But I am not sure where to start with this (Of course, it should be a view camera that supports a Mamiya 645 back mount), but I do see quite a few on ebay for 3 digit prices. Are there any specific models that are recommended? Is it possible to mount a sliding back on any view camera?
As for the lenses, I basically only need a wide (For anything longer, I prefer to use the Mamiya body). A Schneider 35 or 43 would be my preference. My understanding is that these should be bought mounted in the specific lensboards of the camera manufacturer, right? Or is it possible to re-mount them in another type of lensboard?
Sorry for the noob questions, but any help would be appreciated. Thanks!